Do All the Roses Smell Good?

Of course, I believe living in an RV is perfection, but true happiness and enjoyment while you live in a “sticks and bricks” home are absolutely achievable. The point of our quest is simply to explore more, live according to our terms, and to take time to enjoy life. The formula is easy and achievable by all. You do not need wealth, special gear, or access to exquisite natural beauty. What you do need is the right attitude.

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Shaping Your Life Path

When we drive across the country, I find myself thinking about my attitude about life. Yes, I spend a considerable amount of time in contemplation. It is a habit I developed as a coping mechanism for how I manage my MS. Why do I think so much? Am I wasting time? How does it help me?

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How to Calm the Hustle & Bustle

Even though we travel full time in our RV, it is easy for us to get lost in all the details that consume our daily life. You may think that life is stress free for us, and we do not have a care in the world. But just like you, we have bills to pay, a house to clean, doctor appointments, kid duties, our relationship to tend to, and so much more. I have to remind myself that I need to be present and enjoy the life we have chosen.

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Finding Inspiration in Everyday Life

I have always been drawn to the consideration of inspiration in my life. Wayne Dyer showed me that even the word, inspiration, means “in-spirit” which I like very much. When you are in-spirit, I believe, everything that you need falls into your lap. The right person, the book you needed, the information you were seeking, the money to get started, all fall into your grasp because you are following your bliss. Sounds very neat and tidy but I know that you have experienced this in your own life. 

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Five Benefits of Learning to Relax

Life comes filled with challenges, stresses, responsibilities, and continues at an unbelievably fast pace. How do we get out of this cumbersome lifestyle? As Keith, Champlin and I drove from Texas to Colorado, I spent time doing just this. I relaxed and took an inventory of our time in San Antonio and Spring Branch. What was the most important thing we did in Texas? Where do the memories reside? Was it in the stuff that we did? Or was it the people we met? As I pondered our Texas stay, I began to see a pattern.

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Purchasing a "Heart Centered" RV

Purchasing a new RV is a deeply personal experience. There are so many things to consider, and you will ask yourself a lot of hard questions. What type of RV do I want? What type do I really need? How am I going to use it? How often am I going to use it? What can I afford? As I went through our process with Chantelle and Champlin, we began to discover an important criterion that we had not seen on any of the many lists that we discovered and distilled—how do you find an RV with which you connect emotionally and expresses your personality and aesthetic?

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The Road to More Change

Well, we finally have decided it is time to head out of Texas after spending two and half months here. Why so long in one place? It is a bit of a story! My daughter, May, joined the US Navy last October; she finished basic training in December and moved to Lackland AFB to complete her training as Master at Arms (aka Navy police). We drove from north central Florida in late December to spend the holidays with my son,  Matteo, and my May. Little did we know at that time, but Texas was about to become our home for a while.

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And the next thing you know...

I was loving my essential oils so much that I started to look at my family to see what I could do to help them with their health and well being. At the time, Keith and I were in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Keith was finishing a project about 45 minutes away, and he was struggling with what he thought was an ear infection.I had not had my Young Living oils that long so I was still quite the novice with them, but I began to research both online an in the Essential Oils Pocket Reference book to see how I could help him. Let me give you a bit of backstory on Keith as it applies to his journey.

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What Happened?

I was loving my essential oils so much that I started to look at my family to see what I could do to help them with their health and well being. At the time, Keith and I were in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Keith was finishing a project about 45 minutes away, and he was struggling with what he thought was an ear infection.I had not had my Young Living oils that long so I was still quite the novice with them, but I began to research both online an in the Essential Oils Pocket Reference book to see how I could help him. Let me give you a bit of backstory on Keith as it applies to his journey.

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Adventures of the Golden Snail

Moving is no big deal, right? Um, no! There’s a lot that goes into a RV relocation. You have to lift the motorhome jacks, close the slides, retract the canopy, take down the flags, and you need to secure EVERYTHING inside the motorhome so you do not have a disaster to clean up once the move has been completed. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, that was not the case on MY moving day. I struggle with daily, ongoing, pervasive fatigue that is exacerbated by stress. Guess what? This was a very stressful feat. So, I had to get up especially early to give myself plenty of time to achieve all the duties and to take ample breaks in between each accomplishment.

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